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Hong Kong International Open Chess Championship 2014

The Hong Kong Chess Federation (HKCF) is pleased to invite chess players from all federations to participate in the Hong Kong International Open Chess Championship 2014 (FIDE rated) from the 30th September 2014 (arrival) to the 6th October 2013 (departure).

The organising committee for this tournament is the Hong Kong Chess Federation. The event is co-organised by Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong, HKUSU Chess with the Board Games Club, and funded by the Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific.

The playing venue is the Convocation Room, Main Building room 218, The University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam Road, Hong Kong.

The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System of 9 rounds. Rate of play will be 90 minutes for the whole game plus 30 seconds increment starting from move 1. Title norms may be possible depending on the number of titled players.

Last year winner was Li Bo

University of Hong Kong

University of Hong Kong

Interested players can register online at www.hkchess.org and follow the instructions to make full payment. A confirmation email will be sent to those successful applicants. Limited to around 100 players on a first come first serve basis.

The deadline for registration is 15th September 2014. No registration will be accepted after this deadline. However, organizers reserve the right to refuse or decline any registrations.

Top prizes:
1st HK$24,900 (USD 3,200)
2nd HK$17,160 (USD 2,200)
3rd HK$11,700 (USD 1,500)
4th HK$6,240 (USD 800)
5th HK$5,460 (USD 700)
6th HK$4,680 (USD 600)
7th HK$3,120 (USD 400)
8th HK$3,120 (USD 400)
9th HK$3,120 (USD 400)
10th HK$3,120 (USD 400)
11th HK$1.950 (USD 250)
12th HK$1.950 (USD 250)

Contact information of the Organizing Committee:
Ms. Y.P. Ho
Tournament Director
Mobile Tel: (+852) 9215 2682
E-mail: hoyinpingchess@gmail.com
Website: www.hkchess.org

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